The Pearl Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a comedy celebrating romance, lust, and the magic of the theatre. More…
Vatelin is a faithful husband—mostly. Lucy is a faithful wife—kind of. And their 'fidelity' is about to be put to the test when a series of suitors and femme fatales invade their little world. Following the misadventures of one madcap night in a Paris hotel, this farce takes place in a world where opening the wrong door in the dark of night can lead to mayhem, laughter, and, maybe, a few truths about how to have a happy marriage. Playwright Mark Shanahan was inspired by Georges Feydeau's classic 'Le Dindon.'
See it if You like silly French farces. Enjoy low budget productions,enthusiastic actors,a versatile hillarious young actress -sit back and enjoy
Don't see it if You expect top quality sets and spectacular sound effects.
See it if you like boulevard farce Americanized with a cast of 5 each playing multiple roles, lots of laughs, & hope filled resolution at the end
Don't see it if you can't find the ridiculous in everyday marital problems, or don't like seeing actors in period underwear
See it if You're looking for an entertaining fast paced show with great costumes/sets and terrific comedic performances (w/one poor casting exception)
Don't see it if You like your non-stop one-liners and physical comedy in bite size half hour sitcom chunks The silliness gets a little tiring after a while.
See it if You enjoy well-done farce, somewhat raunchy humor, and the comedy of actors playing multiple roles very well.
Don't see it if You want something serious, or just don't appreciate traditional farces (lovers, multiple rooms, mistaken identity, etc.)
See it if you like farce. A lot of different parts with few actors. They manage to keep things straight. Generally good fun.
Don't see it if don't like sex comedies. Plays with foreign accents that could be a bit better.
See it if Classic French farce at its best is your cup of tea! Great fun all around; the cast shine in multiple roles & there is never a dull moment.
Don't see it if Youd like to watch a somber play or slower and less broad comedy.
See it if you need to unstressed with light entertainment, and a spectacularly staged play. The 4 actors switch characters at the speed of light
Don't see it if you like only thought provoking theater.
See it if a fast passed showed about a man carry on an adulteress affair in a hotel setting with his wife there will be entertaining for you
Don't see it if if you cannot keep up with fast moving acts
See it if you enjoy madcap farces in the spirit of Noises Off. And you enjoy slamming doors & excellent timing! & fake moustaches!
Don't see it if you are in the mood for a serious, thoughty drama.
See it if you love farces and want mindless silly humor with decent acting and enjoy small space theatre with comfortable seats
Don't see it if you hate farces, want theatre with substance and are bothered by shabby low budget staging
See it if You want something light, fun, and entertaining. The cast and all their characters and quick changes are impressive!
Don't see it if You are picky about your theatre or need epic. This is not 'the best' of anything. It's just a big of fun.
See it if You love a good romp in Paris hotel rooms and a good laugh out loud sex farce.
Don't see it if You don't like absurd and silly play and sexual innuendos. This is not a drama.
See it if You want to support The Pearl, which does some great things. for Curran's performance. Great costumes.
Don't see it if are expecting to see first rate farce. Most of the jokes don't land. I sat there smiling occasionally but rarely laughing out loud
See it if The Italian bombshell sounds Latino & the flirty Frenchman sounds British but it doesn't matter. It's fun! Just go with it.
Don't see it if You like serious plots & intense dramas, not mindless fun. It's full of sexual innuendo & bathroom humor, but no nudity or offensive lang.
See it if you are looking for a fun show with goofy characters and lots of hijinks.
Don't see it if you don't like the idea of a comedy that's all about sex, or if you're looking for something more contemporary (this is set in the 1930s).
See it if you like farce. This is kind of slapstick farce. Cleverly done and clever staging. Lots of laughs. The actors were very good.
Don't see it if you don't like a fast pace.
See it if Not riveting or hilarious, but I left the theatre thinking that was fun for a Sunday afternoon. The actresses were great.
Don't see it if You want a great comedy. Don't Expect intellectual, witty dialogue. This one is predictable but every now & again lands a great laugh
See it if you want to take a break from plays that aim to challenge the way you view life and just want to have a jolly good time in the theater.
Don't see it if realism is your thing and you want your theater to reveal layer upon layer of the complexities of human experience.